Calling all sweet teeth in Paris! Read about how chocolate is produced, from the initial stages of harvesting to its final transformation into the delicious treats we all know and love. Meet the chocolatiers and discover your favourite vice's most fascinating roots, from the Aztecs and Maya to today's modern munchers.
If you think being addicted to chocolate is a modern-day affliction, think again. The Olmec were the first people to start using cacao 4,000 years ago - so there's always been something pretty special about it!
In this delicious museum, find out what makes the cacao tree so special, and how it produces the precious beans we turn into chocolate.
Interested in finding out who paved the way for us to enjoy our guilty pleasures? Discover how the Maya and the Aztecs got involved. Did you know they used to pay for things in cacao beans, instead of cash?
Meet the museum's chocolatiers for live demonstrations, see videos describing the chocolate-making process and how it went from being all handmade to factory-made, and learn how new cultivation methods led to different kinds of chocolate, like milk chocolate, chocolate bars, hollow figures, and pralines.
Open every day from 10am till 6pm (last admission 5pm)
1 January and 25 December
Musée du Chocolat
28 Boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle, 75010, Paris
How to Use
Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.